DescriptionApollo 10 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 102, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot John Young, with Signed LOA. This 29mm x 31mm sterling silver shield-shaped medal was one of 300 flown to the moon on Apollo 10, May 18-26, 1969, with crewmembers Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, and John Young. The medallions stayed with Young aboard the Command Module Charlie Brown while Stafford and Cernan flew the Lunar Module Snoopy to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface on the last, full-scale dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing. The obverse of the medal features a large 3-D Roman numeral "X" on the moon's surface as the CSM orbits the moon while the LM flies up from its low pass; the reverse has the engraved mission dates along with the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Medals from the collections of mission crewmembers are very desirable. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Young on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that Apollo 10 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 102, was flown to the moon with me aboard the mission May 18-26, 1969 and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."
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